Tigers beat India in ODI

Tigers beat India in ODI


Bangladesh proved they deserved win at World Cup. The win of the Bangladesh Cricket team in the first ODI against India in Dhaka last night proved their despair against umpairing in the last World Cup quarter final was not unfounded.The Bangladesh side bowled out the Indian team for 228 after scoring 307 in the first innings.
The home team showed the same spirit and the fitness that it displayed against Pakistan which was whitewashed in bith ODIs and T20s recently.
India is a considerably stronger team. Local boys however managed to draw the lone test against them in the rain interrupted match. So welcome Tigers. Show your worth more. — News Desk UNB adds: Pacer Mustafizur Rahman took five wickets on debut as the Tigers defeated two-time world champions India by 79 runs in the rain-hit first game of the three-match Za’n Zee Ice Cream ODI Cricket Series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Thursday.

In reply to Bangladesh’s 307 runs, the visiting side were all out for 228 runs in 46 overs against the devastating bowling by left arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman.

With the win, Bangladesh not only took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, but also assured the much-desired berth in the eight-team Champions Trophy.

On the same day in 2005, the Tigers beat cricket giant Australia by five wickets, riding on a century of 100 runs by Mohammad Ashraful, at Sophia Garden, Cardiff in England

Reply to Tigers’ mammoth total of 307, India made a good start scoring 95 runs in 16 overs in the opening stand by Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, but they fell under tremendous pressure losing five top wickets only for 33 runs in just 9.3 overs with scoreboard showing 128 for 5 in 25.3 overs.

Opener Rohit Sharma scored the team highest 63 runs off 68 balls with  four fours and one six while another opener Shikhar Dhawan added 38-ball 30 runs hitting three boundaries.

Indian celebrated batsmen, including Test captain Virat Kohli (1), ODI captain MS Dhoni (5), formidable Ajinkya Rahane (9), Ravichandran Ashwin (0), Umesh Yadav (2) failed to reach the double figure.

Number five Suresh Raina with run a ball 40 (4X1), (6×2) and number seven batsman Ravindra Jadeja with 42-ball 32 (4×2) tried their best to repair early damage but debutante pacer Mustafizur sent them packing shattering Indian last hope.

Tail ender Bhuvneshwar Kumar also battled for India’s existence scoring 25 not out off 21 balls hitting two fours and a six

Teenage pacer Mustafizur Rahman made his ODI debut memorable grabbing five wickets for 50 runs as the second Bangladeshi bowler after promising pacer Taskin Ahmed who took five wickets for 28 runs also against India on 17 June last year.

On Wednesday, Taskin took two wickets for 21 runs while Shakib Al Hasan claimed two wickets for 33 runs and Mashrafe took one for 53 runs.

Mustafizur Rahman was adjudged man of the match for his brilliant performance on debut.

Earlier, Bangladesh scored a fighting total of 307 runs for all in 49.4 overs against giant neighbor India in the first game of the three-match ODI Cricket Series y, featuring three half centuries by Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarker and Shakib Al Hasan.

It was the highest score for Bangladesh against India in ODI cricket and their second 300-plus score in four games.

Winning the toss, Bangladesh batted first and made a flying start as their opening stand of Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarker nicely contributed 102 runs in 13.4 overs involving 13 fours and two sixes before Soumya was victim of run out, off a Mohit Sharma delivery.

Sharma delivered a yorker to Tamim who dug out the ball to leg and Sarkar set off for a single, but could not return in time as Suresh Raina swooped over the ball to send Soumya back to the pavilion with a direct hit.

Soumya Sarker managed his second ODI half century scoring 54 runs off 40 balls featuring eight fours and one six while Tamim Iqbal was batting on 45 off 43 balls with five fours and one six when the stand broke.

Bangladesh managed 119 runs for 1 in 15.4 overs before rain halted the match at 4:07 pm with opener Tamim Iqbal and debutant Litton Kumar Das were in batting on 57 and 3 runs respectively. The match was stopped for one hour and two minutes from 4:07.

Tamim competed his sixth ODI half century against India hitting a boundary through mid-off, off a Mohit Sharma delivery in 15.1 overs, scoring 52 runs off 50 balls smashing six brilliant fours and one six.

The boy from Chittagong played 15 ODI matches against India, best 70, with an average of 36 runs to celebrate the most number of fifties against any country in ODI cricket with this record against India. His previous 50+ scores against India are 51, 55, 60, 70 and 70. Of those, three are in Dhaka.

Tamim finally departed at 60 off 62 balls with seven fours and one six as he was caught by Rohit Sharma off a Rabichandran Ashwin bowling leaving the team total at 123 for 2 in 17.3 overs. Litton Kumar Das (8) followed Tamim at team’s 129 for 3 in 19.4 overs.

In the fourth wicket stand, Bangladesh Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim failed to stay long with all rounder Shakib Al Hasan as he was dismally out for 14 off 19 balls with one four, caught by Rohit Sharam off a Ravchandran Ashwin delivery at 146 in 23,3 overs.

After the departure of Soumya Sarker, Bangladesh lost three top order batsmen — Tamim, Litton and Mushfiqur — for 44 runs within a span of 9.1 overs. Bangladesh reached the 200-run mark in 34.1 overs.

Shakib paired with Sabbir Rahman in the fifth wicket stand to contribute 83 runs in 14.2 overs to carry the team to total to 229 for 5 in 37.5 from 146/4 in 23.3 overs, but Sabbir was bowled by Ravindra Jadeja for 41 runs off 44 balls with five fours and one six.

Shakib continued his composure with pinch hitter Nasir Hossian and scored 52 runs off 68 balls with three fours before being caught by Ravindra Jadeja off an Umesh Yadav delivery at 267 in 43.4 overs. Shakib managed to complete his 29th ODI half century by a single run off an R Jadeja delivery scoring 50 off 63 balls.

Nasir scored 34 runs off 27 balls with three fours and one six and was caught by Ravindra Jadeja off Umesh Yadav. Skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza added 21 runs off 18 balls with three fours while Rubel Hossain (4 off 5b, 1X4), Taskin Ahmed (2 off 5b) were the other scorers for Bangladesh.

Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed three wickets for 51 runs in his 10 overs spell, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav took two wickets each for 37 and 58 runs respectively. Ravindra Jadeja and Mohit Sharma took one wicket apiece conceding 48 and 53 runs respectively.

Litton Kumar Das and Mustafizur Rahman made their ODI debut as the 117th and 118th cricketer of Bangladesh in the match while Mushfiqur Rahim came back to keep the wicket overcoming finger injury.

The only change to the Indian line-up in the World Cup semi-final is Bhuvneshwar Kumar replacing Mohammed Shami who suffered knee injury.

The joy of win

The joy of win


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